Anyone here interested in seeing the latest
I'm intrigued by some of the new forecasts
considering the last research report, (it's there
Seems I had missed a lot about the company in my
earlier research. Guess that�s why they pay the
Anyway, take a peek at the research report... this newest
one or the archived ones, and tell me if you agree
with the price target�and the time frames.
got my fingers crossed.
Oh yeah, here's the
link to the free research report
As I sit here snapping into my Slim Jim between
bubbly sips of Florida fresh orange Fanta soda (Gracias
my Mexican citrus pickin' compadres without whom
there'd be no Mello Yello or Cherry Coke either!) I'm
thinking I could catch up on my data entry, or devote my
considerable efforts to fashioning new ways for RayJay to save
Another brain storm! Cheap advertising. We could
construct hollow plastic tubes in the shape of letters
spelling out RJF. Place them on our highest roof. And then
fill them up with Mello Yello. It'll glow for a
thousand years, a beacon to local investors AND extra
terrestrial investors. My cousin Phyllis still hazily
remembers when back in 1988 during a Grateful Dead concert
she was abducted by a demon alien who did
unmentionable things to her. Not that she's complaining. At 270
lbs. she's grateful for any of them kind of
attentions. For proof she shows a tattoo on her thigh with
the name Dipsy scrawled in blue. She awoke with that
the next morning in the middle of the deserted
stadium (The Ol' Sombrero). She DIDN'T have that
particular tattoo before, and believes that's how the alien
marks his breeding experiments.
the story behind her daughter's birth and why she
named her Dipsy. And Dipsy is a strange girl. She
thinks her father was a Teletubby. She only eats custard
and toast. She sometimes shouts out awful obscenities
at the table, and blames it on the television in her
tummy. When she's old enough she'll petition the courts
to carry out DNA testing on the Teletubbies to
decide which one is her father. Until then she plans on
continuing to write them letters threatening to expose them
as a bunch of hard core pornographers who gang raped
her mother unless they begin paying "child support".
She'd be a great bonds trader.
Here comes the
assistant supervisor back from her smoking break which
means it's time for mine, and then home racing and
weaving up US 19 to the bad ass tunes of KISS!!
Neither President could ever hold a position of
consequence with RayJay. We're better. Jefferson didn't
attend Harvard. He might've gotten a job in the cage
shuffling stock certificates for thirty years. And
Washington (and that Lincoln one) didn't attend college
period. Probably couldn't get his foot in the door of the
mailroom. We honestly deserved better Founding Fathers.
Based on their attitudes, no wonder this country has
turned out as it has. God bless TJ.
I held my breath till my cheeks turned blue, and
my eyes fluttered. Then Uncle Bill hit me with his
boot, and told me to cut it out. He said my brain
needed all the oxygen it could get, and besides that I
was scaring the dogs. I told him that RayJay's stock
has hung above 20 all month and I didn't want to
break the spell.
Looks like the market has up
and taken notice of our efforts at turning RayJay
into an economic dynamo. I still work hard saving the
company money. When security is checking employees in,
and releasing others out, I sneak a piss outside to
I found a shrub suffering
horribly under the drought. One day after drinking a lot
of chocolate milk I showered it. The shrub's twigs
really perked up. That might be a good commercial. Got
I spend at least a half hour each day bending
used staples back into shape (kinda). I figure that
earns the company and its shareholders 10 cents every
I've seen some unseemly, ungrateful comments on
this board about salary, and our class system. That's
commie talk. Ride an inner tube back to your buddy Fidel
and don't let the sharks bite you in the butt on the
way out, or go suck on rice breakfast, lunch, and
dinner in Red China. I know every week after I pay Aunt
Bea rent on her tool shed out back, I've got enough
change leftover for real USDA food, Slim Jims. SNAP INTO
A SLIM JIM!! Eaaaaat me! He's so funny and cool.
They should make him into a movie. He could kung-fu
the Twinkies. Knock the stuffing out of them. Kick
their yellow asses. It'd be harder though laying down
the law to the Ding-Dongs. They are tough when they
get together in a pack.
And what's this
bitching about the great treatment our analysts, bankers,
and upper management get. Sorry for swearing but I
for one expect royalty to act like royalty. That's
why the British royal family is the most majestic in
the world. They don't go pedalling about on bikes
like a minor monarch in those Swedish countries, or
after dark tool around in a taxi like that Jordanian
king. No wonder those camel jockies lose every single
war. The have no leadership worth dying for.
Brits though have gotten a little lax. And the Queen is
righteously miffed. Once some of the princes and princess
quit in-breeding and began dabbling with commoners all
hell broke loose. Ferg and Di were walking compulsive
eating disorders. One a fatty who never saw a cake she
couldn't swallow, the other an anorexic with her head down
in the toilet chucking up champagne and caviar
dinners. They couldn't handle the huge responsibilities
that come with being regal. Thank the lord that TJ and
his brood recognize their challenging nepotistic
duties and practice family and corporate in-breeding. If
only Washington had ripped up that revolutionary
drivel Jefferson penned and chosen to be King.
Gud luck to you too!
Suppose my situation
is a little different. Long term holder with decent
profit. You hate to see a share "moulder" as long as this
If you want a real "crying shame sell
story" let me know, and I'll give you a doozy.
The best thing RJF's done for research was to
hire in Bob Anastasi last year to head up the
department. Bob's a multiple All Star WSJ winner out of
Robinson-Humphrey in Atlanta, and he's started recruiting in other
really good RH analysts like Jim Parker (airlines) and a
couple of their bankers. RH had one of the best research
teams on the Street until their parent company, Smith
Barney, came in and cut salaries and bonuses. Their loss
is RJ's major gain.
Corporate Finance cannot
exist without good Research coverage, so the loosening
of RJ's purse strings on research analysts can only
help the overall capital markets picture.
TheStreet.com just came out with a very
interesting survey and ranking of sell-side research. It
attempts to blend elements of the Institutional Investor
Survey with the WSJ survey in order to determine which
analysts really add value AND pick good stocks. I suggest
you read their methodology for more details (on
www.TheStreet.com website), but in my opinion the survey effort was
Unfortunately, RJF pretty much got
pancaked. 26 out of 31. And if it weren't for their energy
group, they might not have even made it at all. RJF
ought to triple that guy/gal's salary!!! Oh, that's
right, it sounds like compensation is an issue according
to some posters on the board.
I wonder how
the RJF director of research has any sense of pride
in that performance. Seems pretty dismal to me. Keep
in mind, this is based on input from end users of
the research product. They are essentially saying the
research/client service from RJF is irrelevant.